Sir Alex Ferguson reveals Manchester United legend Denis Law as his hero

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that whilst he was a player, he used to idolise former United forward Denis Law.

Law made 404 appearances at Old Trafford and scored 237 goals for the club, which has allowed him to be immortalised outside the ground along with midfielder Bobby Charlton and the late George Best. Ferguson has met with Law on several occasions and revealed that he loved to watch the Scotsman as a player, because he was the epitomy of what Ferguson associates with Scottish people. Law is only two years older than Ferguson, but the Premier League’s most successful manager believes his compatriot deserves to be revered.

Ferguson said: ‘He epitomised to me everything about a Scotsman. He could start a row in an empty house, fight his own shadow, unbelievable courage, electric pace, exciting and dynamic to watch – I always loved Denis as a player.’

The United manager also spoke of his admiration for Willie Woodburn and Willie Waddell, who he watched whilst growing up playing for his beloved Rangers. Ferguson went on to make 41 appearances for Rangers in a two year spell, but has enjoyed more success in management first with SPL side Aberdeen and then in a 25 year career with the Premier League champions.

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